The word “nougat” comes from the Latin “nux” meaning “nut”, and “gatum” meaning “cake”. This was a cake made with honey and walnuts. In Provence, we replaced walnuts by almonds.
There is the story of a confectioner who was head over heels in love with a beautiful princess. As he thought about her, he poured some honey into a pan to remind him of his beloved’s golden hair, some almonds for the shape of her eyes and some sugar to remind him of her sweetness and beauty.
Nougat appeared in Montélimar in the 17th Century: it was offered to the most prestigious guests, making it famous far and wide. In Provence, white and black nougat is part of the 13 Christmas desserts.
Nougat is only manufactured with natural ingredients: almonds, honey, white eggs, cane sugar and vanilla... It is a high quality traditional product, one of the brightest stars of French confectionary.
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